Figure: Solar energy conversion by sunlight induced hydrogen reduction combined with an oxygen oxidation producing H2 and O2. The corresponding redox potentials are given for pH=0.

Semiconductor Modelling

The new exciting physics of materials with reduced dimensionality such as graphene is the major driving force for material’s scientists to search for atomically thin layered materials with the aim of tailoring material's properties for specific applications. My research expertise relates to the ab-initio modeling of the structural, electronic and optical properties of semiconductors using density functional theory (DFT) and many-body perturbation theory. In particular, two-dimensional layered materials with promising electronic and optical properties for potential application in photonics and molecular (opto)electronics are in the focus of my interest.